This is Atlanta with Alicia Steele
Booth Western Art Museum
“Oh give me a home where the buffalo roam, where the deer and the antelope play…”
You don’t have to leave the South for a western frontier experience. Just head 45 minutes northwest from Atlanta to Cartersville, Georgia, a vibrant city located in the rolling hills of north Georgia.
In downtown Cartersville, you’ll find the Booth Western Art Museum, named after Atlanta businessman Sam Booth, an admired friend and mentor of the museum’s founders.
Booth is the only contemporary Western art museum in the Southeast, and is the second largest museum in the state of Georgia.
The 80,000-square-foot facility opened in August 2003 with main galleries featuring Contemporary Western American art. Other galleries feature Civil War art, Presidential portraits and letters, Western movie posters and Western illustrations.
There’s also an interactive gallery, Sagebrush Ranch, where children of all ages can learn about art and Western America. They can take a ride in the stagecoach, sit on a life-size horse, learn to draw a buffalo or brand a cow; these are just a few of the fun hands-on activities available in this gallery. The Special Exhibit Gallery hosts three to five temporary exhibits per year.
The Museum hosts several lectures and entertainment events each month by authors, writers, historians and artists. “Art for Lunch” is held on the first Wednesday, and lectures are held on the third Thursday evening of each month in the 140-seat Booth Theatre.